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Radio signals from outer space baffle scientists

Bizarre radio waves pulsating from outer space have left astronomers stumped. Standard physics is neither capable of explaining the signals' patterns, nor giving the precise origin of their synchronized bursts.

Steve Grand opens up about new music and 'All American Boy' CD Special

Independent singer-songwriter Steve Grand chatted with Digital Journal about his brand new studio album, "All American Boy."

French magazine 'convinced' video of end to Flight 9525 is real

The editor of a French news magazine said he is "convinced" a cellphone video purported to be of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 the paper was shown is the real thing. He said their source was solid and the chaos it showed is real.

Op-Ed: Hockey analysts show bias in comments about Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows did not get suspended for his hit upon Paul Gaustad but for most of us it was never an issue. Suspended for what? Skating in his lane and looking for a pass? Some hockey pundits have allowed their dislike of Burrows to cloud their brains.

McDonald's will raise pay for 90,000 workers, but there's a catch

McDonald's Corp. will be raising the pay for some 90,000 employees by 10 percent, as well as giving paid vacations. The raise will be $1 more than the legal minimum wage at 1,500 McDonald's-owned restaurants in the U.S.

Cynthia Lennon, wife of late Beatle, dies at 75

Before John Lennon's abstract and controversial marriage to artist Yoko Ono, he tied the knot with fellow Liverputian Cynthia Powell, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

Tokyo's real-life 'Harajuku Girls' Special

Tokyo - In a city renowned for its cutting-edge fashion scene, one neighborhood is known the world over for the imaginatively-dressed teenage girls who congregate there each weekend to flaunt their latest meticulously prepared looks—Harajuku.

Lyme Disease: Avril Lavigne reveals illness and recovery story

When Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne tweeted in December that she had "health issues" and asked fans to keep her in their prayers, those fans didn't know what to think. Today Lavigne revealed the source of her illness was a bite from a tick.

Chinese woman accused of killing Australian child with garden shears

Melbourne - A spurned Chinese woman sobbed hysterically in court on Thursday after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death.

Op-Ed: Turn your smartphone into a real tricorder? New tech delivers

The famous Star Trek tricorder was the basis of so many story lines. The new take on tricorders uses a “hyperspectral” approach to analyze materials. As a scientific event, this is like inventing the first optical lens.

Op-Ed: Prime minister of rival Libyan government sacked

Tripoli - The General National Council(GNC) members of the Tripoli-based Libyan government voted to dismiss its prime minister Omar al-Hassi. Al-Hassi has rejected the decision.

Massive food poisoning incident at international conference

Siem Reap - A high number of food poisoning cases have been reported at a recent World Vision conference at Siem Reap, north-western Cambodia. The incident is being investigated.

Russian fishing trawler sinks in Pacific, 54 dead, 15 are missing

A Russian trawler sank in the Pacific Ocean late Wednesday and 54 are now known dead and over a dozen missing. Russia's Emergency Ministry said a giant rescue operation is underway that includes as many as 800 persons and rescue equipment.

Deadly Ukraine rocket strike another shot in propaganda war

Ukraine - On a deserted road in east Ukraine, a missile strike briefly became the focus of the propaganda war that rages unabated despite the lull in fighting between pro-Russian rebels and the government.

Op-Ed: IS leader in Libya may be hero of campaign against Gaddafi

Tripoli - As the Islamic State expands its operations in Libya western media are paying more attention to this issue rather than the conflicts between military forces of the two rival governments, one in Tripoli and the internationally-recognized regime in Tobruk.

Health claims of Coke Life disputed

Coke Life is a relatively new addition to the Coca-Cola range of beverages. It is targeted at those who want less sugar in their diet; however, health campaigners claim it is sugar-laden.

Crossing fingers confuses and stops brain's perception of pain

In a pain management breakthrough, researchers show that changing the spatial alignment of body parts — crossing fingers — alters pain sensation showing the brain recognizes spatial alignment over part-to-body alignment.

Unpowered exoskeleton can improve human walking efficiency

Improving the muscle efficiency of walking is a problem scientists have been tackling for some time, but a new exoskeleton is the first to do so with no battery power.

The USA meets Chile today in World Polo Championship final

Santiago - The USA and Chile advanced Tuesday to the World Polo Championship final to be played at Santiago de Chile. The Chilean and American teams will meet today (Wednesday) for the gold medal while England and Brazil will contest third place.

Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world, dies at 117

Tokyo - Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, died in Tokyo on April 1, 2015, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. She died of natural causes.
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